Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

2019 Podcasts

AP: Top 10 Podcasts of 2019

11 December 2019

Associated Press: Top 10 Podcasts of 2019

  1. To Live and Die in LA
  2. 22 Hours: An American Nightmare
  3. Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
  4. Confronting: O.J. Simpson with Kim Goldman
  5. Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.
  6. 1619
  7. Believed
  8. The Viall Files
  9. Armchair Expert
  10. Office Ladies

Nicholas Quah: The Best Podcasts of 2019

05 December 2019

Nicholas Quah: The Best Podcasts of 2019, as published by New York Magazine’s Vulture

[see also 2018]

  1. Lost Notes
  2. 1619
  3. Moonface
  4. The WALKING podcast
  5. Bundyville
  6. Have You Heard George's Podcast?
  7. Headlong: Running from COPS
  8. 10 Things That Scare Me
  9. The Last Days of August
  10. The Hottest Take Sports Podcast

Time: The 10 Best Podcasts of 2019

30 November 2019

Time Magazine: The 10 Best Podcasts of 2019

[see also 2018]

  1. 1619
  2. You're Wrong About...
  3. Blank Check
  4. The Last Days of August
  5. Moonface
  6. Decoder Ring
  7. Scattered
  8. Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
  9. Mobituaries with Mo Rocca
  10. Spectacular Failures

Wired UK: The 33 Best Podcasts of 2019

24 November 2019

Wired UK: The 33 Best Podcasts of 2019, a list that includes their own podcast